E.ON Sustainable Energy, part of E.ON, one of the UK's leading power and gas suppliers, has commenced the installation of one of the largest renewable energy schemes in the UK.
The installation of 150 HeatPlant 5000 units for Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) is due for completion during the first quarter of 2010. The work will replace old, inefficient electric storage heaters in over 150 council homes on the Fernside estate, Almondbury, Huddersfield with ground source heat pumps.1
E.ON Sustainable Energy is working with Regenesys UK (drillers) and Kirklees Building Services to complete the installation.
Michael Woodhead, E.ON Sustainable Energy's Managing Director commented: “We’re delighted to be able to carry out such a large scale installation for Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH). “KNH's green ambitions together with E.ON Sustainable Energy's expertise will bring more affordable and sustainable heating to hundreds of Huddersfield residents. Once the installation has been completed, these householders can expect to benefit from savings of up to 66%2 on their energy bills.”
Coun Shabir Pandor, Kirklees Council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “This project is an important addition to the way we use renewable energy in Kirklees.The work of partners like KNH is vital to helping the council reduce its carbon footprint and tackle fuel poverty. Working together, we can make a real difference.”
Simon Rogers, KNH Chief Executive, said: "To our knowledge, this is one of the biggest single ground source heat pump projects undertaken."Tackling fuel poverty is one of KNH's key priorities but so too is supporting Kirklees Council's green ambition and reducing the overall carbon footprint in Kirklees, and this scheme indicates just how committed Kirklees is to investing in renewable energy."